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was the first d.a. to investigate are coach jerry sandusky. could there be a link between that case and his disappearance? where is this man? >> somebody knows something or aloft somebodies do. >> reporter: the case of the missing d.a. thanks for joining us. i'm lester holt in bellefonte, pennsylvania, a tiny town just a few short miles from the penn state campus. it was here in the courthouse behind me that the accusation that coach jerry sandusky sexually abused a child first came to the attention of the local district attorney. that was more than a decade ago, long before it became front page news. a few years later, that local d.a. mysteriously disappeared, a strange turn of events left people asking, is it possible there's a connection? >> reporter: the clues are tantalizing. a sporty red car. a speck of cigarette ash. a battered hard drive. >> it is a mystery. it absolutely is a mystery. >> reporter: but what do these clues say about the sudden disappearance of a district attorney who left them behind? >> it's baffling. it's confusing. and perplexing. it's all of tho
tomorrow. jerry sandusky will go to court for the first time. he is said to be dreading what is ahead. he will be surrounded by family and friends while a number of young men detail the horrific abuses that allegedly took place. >> reporter: it's likely to be a dramatic confrontation in just a few hours. jerry sandusky will face the eight men who originally accused him of molesting them. this is a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to move forward. prosecutors prom the testimonies will be explosives. for the first time jerry sandusky will hear exactly what his accusers have told prosecutors. he is charged with sex crimes against ten boys over a span of 15 years. taking the stand tuesday morning, the eight original young victims. >> young men who are resolute and who are going to come forward and tell a united story because the stories just are so strikingly similar over such a long period of time. >> reporter: they are expected to talk about meeting sandusky through the second mile youth program and what happened at sandusky's hand. the judge will decide just how much latitu
scandal. the former assistant football coach jerry sandusky walked out of the courtroom moments after his preliminary hearing was called to order. it is a move that will keep the accusers from having to testify for several months. craig melvin was in the courtroom today. he joins us live from there. >> reporter: good afternoon to you. it was flat out stunning this morning. we had been expecting to hear from a handful of the alleged victims here at the courthouse. as you mentioned, three minutes, roughly three minutes after the preliminary hearing started, there was a side bar and then all of a sudden we heard that jerry sandusky and his attorney had decided to forego that preliminary hearing. over the week the attorney that we have seen and heard from so very much over the past month said this preliminary hearing, what happened. just yesterday he said the preliminary would happen. apparently there was a conversation between amendola and the prosecution yesterday afternoon. the prosecution assured him that they would not seek to raise the $250,000 bail, and amendola learned that he would n
accusers came to confront jerry sandusky. what happens now in the penn state sexual abuse case? >>> and home for the holidays, an early christmas today. emotional reunions for hundreds of families who have sacrificed so much for their country. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. tonight an agency of the federal government has decided that texting, e-mailing or talking on a cell phone while driving a car is simply too dangerous and should be outlawed in this country. all of it by all of us. this comes from the national transportation safety board. the ntsb, the very serious folks who investigate airline crashes among other things and their advice is likely to carry a lot of weight. they've determined too many people are dying because of distracted driving and they want it outlawed. of course, here's what they're up against, the millions of us who drive distracted on occasion, especially those of us who think we're fine, it's the other drivers who present the greatest danger on the road. it's about to become a bigger issue th
jerry sandusky. the former assistant coach is taken out of his home in handcuffs. >>> angry commuters are weighing in on a planned scheduled change on marc trains. >>> good-bye rain, hello cold. [ female announcer ] at verizonfios.com, you can choose your channel package. ♪ you can choose your own internet speeds. ♪ you can even choose to chat with a live person. ♪ now you can choose to save $35 a month for fios tv, internet and phone for just $79.99 a month, plus get a $300 verizon visa prepaid card with a 2 year agreement. but hurry, offer ends soon only at verizonfios.com. contact the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >>> good morning. 4:41 on this thursday morning. this morning, we are drying out after the storm came through 37 last night, we had a burst of snow but not enough to stick. that was between 10:00 and missed night last night. it quickly exited and now we're drying out and clearing out, as well. we're near freezing. much of the region west and northwest of the i-95 corridor. we have a blustery wind. windchills are down into the
today. former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky has been arrested again after two new accusers have come forward with new child molestation accusations. this brings the total number of alleged victims here to ten. nbc's peter alexander has been covering this story for us, is with us from our d.c. newsroom. peter, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you. jerry sandusky appeared briefly in court this afternoon where a judge ordered him held on $250,000 cash bail. if he can meet those conditions he can get out of jail but he'll have to wear an electronic monitor. wearing hand cuffs and a penn state track suit jerry sandusky was arrested on the new charges at his home today bringing the number of boys he's accused of assaulting to ten. the two latest charges say sandusky abused two boys between the ages of 10 and 12. prosecutors say one series of assaults started 14 years ago. in court documents a grand jury accuses him of assaulting one of the boys in the basement of sandusky's home. it says the victim claimed, quote, he screamed for help knowing that sandusky's wi
congrats. we'll beakk.# >>> difficult day. in just a few hours, jerry sandusky's accusers will come face to face with him in court. >>> and a suspect killed. police are still looking for evidence and damage. good morning. welcome to "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and i'm angie goff sitting in for joe krebs. man, is it beautiful out there. tom kierein telling us don't be deceived. >> it's'frosty the snowman. it's frosty the window scraper outside. >>> it's been sort of magical. the moon light sparkling in the frost predawn. now it's cold under this clear sky. temperatures at our below freezing most of the region, except right there on the warmer waters of the potomac at reagan national. there now it's at 33. we've got dry conditions. keep the skin lotion handy. we'll need it all day long. this very dry weather with us today and tonight. getting a little more humid tomorrow. right now low to mid-20s through the region. from the atlantic beaches to the bay and the mountains. we've got a clear sky with a calm wind. we have this clear sky thanks to high pressure that's been pushing in.
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>>> i enjoy spending time with people. >> jerry sandusky speaks again. the former penn state coach tries to clarify whether he's sexually attracted to young boys. >>> and good evening. i'm wendy rieger. we begin with decision 2012 and a shakeup in the republican presidential race. herman cain has now suspended his campaign. that doesn't mean he is saying good-bye to politics. nbc's brian moore joins us live on capitol hill with the latest. brian? >> reporter: wendy, cain is out of the race, but insists he is not going away. embattled gop presidential candidate herman cain is calling off his run for the white house. >> with a lot of prayer, and soul-searching, i am suspending my presidential campaign. >> reporter: he remained defiant. >> i am not going to be silenced, and i'm not going away. >> reporter: cain lashed out at the media and the political establishment, angrily denying sexual harassment allegations and the claims just this past week of a 13-year affair. cain's wife stood behind him, literally. >> i am at peace with my wife. and she is at peace with me. >> reporter: cain
in washington, thank you. >>> well, former penn state football assistant coach jerry sandusky was arrested wednesday on new charges of alleged sexual child abuse. a lawyer for sandusky says he expects his client will be released some time later today after posting a $250,000 bail. nbc's kurt gregory reports. >> reporter: mr. san dwrufk, any comments? police led jerry sandusky away from his home in handcuffs wednesday afternoon following new criminal charges of alleged child sexual abuse. the charges involve allegations by two new accusers who claim sandusky abused them. in court documents a grand jury accuses sandusky of assaulting one of the boys in the basement of his home. it says the victim claims, quote, he screamed for help, knowing that sansandusky's wifes upstairs but no one came to help him. the former penn state assistant coach was free on bond following his initial arrest on november 5 th, charged with sexually abusing eight other children. according to grand jury testimony, sandusky met all of the alleged victims through the second mile charity. sandusky has repeatedly said he
, washington. >>> elsewhere, about 100 miles from the penn state campus, jerry sandusky will come face to face with several of the men accusing him of sexually abusing them when they were just boys. the former penn state assistant football coach will be in the courtroom at today's preliminary hearing when at least half of his ten accusers will try to convince a judge that there's enough evidence to take their case to trial. sandusky is charged with 50 counts of sexual child abuse and has been under house arrest since last week. >>> here is a look at other stories making news early in america. christmas display sparked outrage and challenged tolerance and provoked acts of vandalism. a skeleton of st. nick hanging from a crucifix, one of ten holiday displays approved to stand outside a courthouse, was ripped down several times before it was finally removed. although the skeleton santa is gone for now, it touched off a lively debate on freedom of speech there. >>> killer whales in california put a spectacular show on for tourists. whale watchers got up close and personal with the massive animals.
assistant football coach jerry sandusky made his first appearance in a courtroom. but not as long as expected. he walked out just minutes after his pretrial hearing was call to order. jay gray has details. >> reporter: for now, the face to face showdown between jerry sandusky and his accusers will have to wait. >> the best possible defense. to stay the course, fight for four quarters. we await the tub to present our side. >> reporter: sandusky and his attorneys left the on county courthouse this morning after a last-minute decision to forego a scheduled pretrial hearing. >> we decided late last flight that the better part of the tactical maneuver from our standpoint would be to waive today's proceeding. >> reporter: the move dramatically impacts the strategy on both sides of this high profile case. in exchange for waiving the hearing interesting defense says they were promised that prosecutors would not raise bail box provide discovery information more quickly, and if there are any new charges, that sandusky would be allowed to turn himself in. >> i think the commonwealth has been
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jerry sandusky. the testimony is key to the case against two former penn state officials, senior v.p. gary schultz and athletic director tim curley who denied charges they lied to authorities. again tonight fair warning, this is tough material. the whole case has been that way from the start. we begin tonight with our national investigative correspondent michael isikoff from state college, pennsylvania. >> reporter: once the starting penn state quarterback, now a star witness for the government, mike mcqueary took the witness stand today and graphically described seeing a naked jerry sandusky engaged in what he called extreme sexual activity with a young boy. "the boy was up against the wall" mcqueary testified. "jerry was directly behind him in a very, very close position. i believe jerry was sexually molesting him." mcqueary slammed his locker door shut, causing sandusky and the boy to separate and look him directly in the eye. mcqueary's testimony is key for the case against two former penn state officials, athletic director tim curley and senior vice president gary schultz, bot
, coming up. >> thank you. >>> we are following a developing story now on news 4 at 4:00. jerry sandusky has been arrested again after two new accusers came forward in the penn state sex abuse scandal. he eels accused of sexually assaulting ten boys in the last decade. they met him through his charity, the second mile. sandusky denied the allegations. according to the associated press, he's been taken to a pennsylvania county jail after being unable to post a $250,000 cash bail. a preliminary hearing is set for next tuesday. >>> today former illinois governor rod blagojevich learned his fate. he was convicted on 18 criminal counts trying to sell president obama's former senate seat. jay gray has details. >> reporter: for a politician whose career and life played out on a public stage, rod blagojevich's most important act was behind closed courtroom doors, no cameras or recorders as he asked the judge for mercy. 18 counts of corruption including trying to sell president barack obama's vacated senate seat. for the first time he acknowledged responsibility and apologized. he said the jury c
children suffered nose and throat irritation during the attack. >>> jerry sandusky spent a full day under house arrest. the legal team is hearing of more abuse. sandusky's wife knew of at least one incident and did nothing to stop it. jay gray has the latest from state college, pennsylvania. >> we are getting a better idea of jerry sandusky's reaction to court ordered confinement. >> he's depressed. how can you not be depressed. even if a trial winds up in an acquittal, he'll never be the same. >> reporter: they spent more than an hour preparing for the first hearing in the case on tuesday. >> he's not looking forward to this. this is going to be a one-sided proceeding. this is a proceeding where the commonwealth is going to call witnesses or say all these things happened. >> reporter: the family is dealing with accusations that his wife, dotty heard an attack in the basement and screams of help and did nothing. >> if a child was screaming in her home, she would have heard it and responded. >> reporter: to this point, grand jury reports of ten accusers in the case. chuck schmidt says he t
with the euro zone debt crisis. >> there are new tactics in the child sex abuse case against jerry sandusky. >> the lawyer says this is so the public can learn about the positive aspects of his life. some are questioning whether the interviews are hurting his case. >> reporter: it seems an unusual legal strategy, giving public interviews while facing criminal charges. >> the allegations are false. i didn't do those things. i don't know what else to say. >> reporter: accused child mo les tor, jerry sandusky wants the world to hear his story. >> are you sexually attracted to young boys? >> reporter: he stumbled when asked if he was attracted to young children. he was given a second chance to explain. he wound up needing help from his lawyer. >> if i say i'm not attracted to boys, it's not the truth. i'm attracted to young people, boys, girls -- >> reporter: sandusky's lawyer interrupts and speaks with him off camera. >> i enjoy, that's what i was trying to say, i enjoy spending time with young people, i enjoy spending time with people. >> reporter: his attempts to explain himself in public wh
>>> good morning. coward. jerry sandusky blasted by an attorney for one of his accusers for backing out of a hearing tied to his child sex abuse case. was it a sign he's hoping for a plea deal? this morning, jerry sandusky's attorney speaks out in a live interview. >>> total ban. a total federal agency push to go ban all personal electronic devices behind the wheel nationwide. even hands-free phone calls would be off limits. will it make the road safer, or is the government going too far? >>> and who will it be? a lot of people have made their mark on the world in 2011. but only one can be named "time" magazine's person of the year. we'll reveal the answer, live today, wednesday, december 14th, we'll reveal the answer, live today, wednesday, december 14th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and ann curry. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning, i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. good morning, everybody. is jerry sandusky's attorney is calling hi
involving former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky. nbc news national investigative correspondent michael isakoff is in hairrrisburg with more on th. >> reporter: good morning, lester. a judge ruled that the case against those two former penn state officials can now proceed to trial. once the starting penn state quarterback, now a star witness for the government. mike mcqueary took the witness stand and graphically described seeing a naked jerry sandusky engaged in what he called extreme sexual activity with a young boy. the boy was up against the wall, mcqueary testified. jerry was directly behind him in a very, very close position. i believe jerry was sexually molesting him. mcqueary slammed his locker door shut causing msandusky and the boy to stop looking him directly in the eyes. both penn state officials are charged with lying and failing to report it to authorities. mcqueary acknowledge he never saw any sexual intercourse and never intervened. i was shocked and horrified, to be said, and to be frank with you, i was probably not thinking straight. >> mcqueary w
expected to hear from his accusers. instead we heard briefly from jerry sandusky. for now interesting face to face showdown between jerry sandusky and his accusers will have to wait. >> stay the course and fight for four quarters. >> reporter: sandusky and his attorneys left the county courthouse this morning after a decision to forego the pretrial hearing. >>> we decided late last flight, the better part of the tactical maneuver would be to waive the proceeding rfrl the move dramatically impacts the strategy on both sides of this high profile case. in and claiming for waiving the hearing interesting defense says they were promised that prosecutors would not raise bail, would provide discovery information more quickly, and if there are any new charges, that sandusky would be allowed to turn himself in. >> i think the commonwealth has been out to get him in every way they've handled this case. look at what they can last wednesday. with arresting him, taking him out of his house in handcuffs. >> reporter: the decision allowed the legal team to keep the accuser's details of the alleged attack
queary testified he saw jerry sandusky do something wrong and sexual to a boy in 2002. he made it clear to administrators and what he saw was inappropriate. >>> the penn state scandal is bringing new attention to a missing person case that baffled investigators for six years. it's when the first prosecutor to investigate sandusky disappeared. we'll tell you about a cold case that is back in the spotlight. >>> there is a hang up in the hearing or was one at the hearing today for the man accused of leaking classified documents to wikileaks. he gave secret cables to the whistleblower website. there's a dispute over whether the man acting as the judge in today's hearing can be impartial. the presiding officer -- today's hearing will ultimately determine whether bradley manning will stand trial for charges of aiding the enemy. he's facing life in prison if found guilty. >>> no more mental evaluations for a man accused of firing at a white house. a preliminary psychiatric test is competent to stand trial is good enough. ortega is accused of trying to assassinate the president by firing an ass
penn state assistant coach, jerry sandusky, who this morning waiving his right for the hearing so he could present his side of the case at trial. >> we will have the opportunity to present our side. >> i don't want there to be any misunderstanding. we are not in any way conceding guilt. in fact, jerry is more adamant than ever in his innocence and expressing his innocence as trial. >> several victims and witsses were slated to testify about the abuse charges. >> reporter: in a surprise move just as the preliminary hearing was getting under way, jerry sandusky and his attorney asking the judge to waive his right to the preliminary hearing and change the course of today. we were supposed to hear from several alleged witnesses and victims. his alleged abusers now adults say sandusky abused them over the course of the past decade, and in several cases that occurred on penn state campus and off. in those alleged allegations, many of them say that sandusky sexually assaulted them and fondled them at the time. in the meantime, the preliminary hearing will not go on as planned, and this mean
coach jerry sandusky, hauled away in handcuffs, again. a new grand jury report accuses sandusky of abusing two more boys. we have the latest. >> reporter: mr. sandusky, any comments? anything you would like to say? police led jerry sandusky away from home following new charges of child sexual abuse. allegations by two new accuser who is told a grand jury they were abused by sandusky. one in 1997, the other in 2004. the former coach was free on bond following the initial arrest on november 5. that stem med from charges he sexually assaulted eight young victims all of whom he came into contact with through the second mile charity, an organization he founded to help disadvantaged young people. according to the testimony they were part of the charity. he told "the new york times" he showered with young boys but denied touching them. >> the allegations are false. i didn't do those things. >> reporter: a lawyer explained why his client is only now coming forward. >> he thought he was the only one that this ever happened to. and there's a certain amount of shame and negativity, feeling
assistant coach jerry sandusky will face some of his accusers for the first time in court on tuesday. jay gray joins us with a preview. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jenna. you talk about an exfootball coach, jerry sandusky. his attorney tell itting me he's taking an active role in game planning for his first hearing on tuesday for a difficult and very pivotal week for the former nittany lion defensive coordinator. mr. sandusky, any comments? strapped with an electronic monitoring band, he appears for his first day in court, on at least 50 charges in the child sexual assault case. >> this will be a one-sided proceeding, a proceeding where the commonwealth will call witnesses who are going to say all of these horrific things happen. >> this is the first time sandusky has seen some of his accusers face to face since their horrific allegations of abuse went public. >> he's looking forward to it in a sense to see what these young men say in a court of law, under oath. while we're there with the ability to cross-examine them. >> reporter: sandusky repeatedly said he never abu
? sexually attracted. >>> we're hearing jerry sandusky's explanation to his puzzling statement last month. >> good morning. i'm erika gonzalez. >> i'm angie goff. >> jerry sandusky is speaking out about the allegations against him. >> he repeated the assertion that he is innocent and all the sexual abuse allegations are simply not true. jay gray has the story. >> this weekend jerry sandusky is speaking out. >> i didn't do those things. >> the embattled coach sat down for a wide-ranging interview with "new york times" reporter joan becker. >> he's trying to get his story out there. >> a part of that story, his explanation of what penn state officials knew about the allegations and what they did. he said former athletic director tim curly, facing perjury charges, approached him with concerns but never went any further. >> i still have my keys. >> and sandusky said legendary coach joe paterno never discussed the issue. >> i don't know that he didn't know. i know that he never said anything to me. >> he was very loyal still to coach paterno and very upset. talked about being very upset that h
at the time of the crash. >>> this morning, penn state football coach jerry sandusky is waking up in jail, but he could post bail as early as today. he faces two new charges of child sexual abuse. police arrested sandusky yesterday at his home. in court documents, one of the accusers told a grand jury sandusky assaulted him in the basement of his home. the victim says he, quote, screamed for help knowing that sandusky's wife was upstairs, but she never came down to help, she says. conditions for bail for sandusky would includes a $250,000 bond and house arrest. >>> in new york, the district attorney williams fitzpatrick says he cannot bring state criminal charges against a former syracuse assistant coach. despite those of bernie fine's accusers being credible, the statute of limitations prevents him prosecute bringing charges against fine. fine is not in the clear. he could still face federal charges because one man who is now 23 years old says that fine abused him nearly ten years ago. the feds are involved because the alleged victim says he traveled across state lines while fine was on
, thank you for that report. >>> this morning jerry sandusky will face some of the men who have accused him of sexual abuse in court. prosecutors will show there is enough evidence against sandusky to go to trial in what's said to be an all day hearing. the former penn state football coach faces 50 charges of sexual abuse. several of the alleged victims who are now adults are expected to testify. they will all be identified today as john doe in court. sandusky says he's innocent. his lawyer suggests the alleged victims may be working together, and they may file a high dollar civil lawsuit. >> especially when you're being told by people, in some cases involving at least one of the accusers, that that's all the accuser and his family are talking, all the money they're going to get. >> the idea these people are coming forward with a financial incentive is ridiculous. >> also expected to take the stand today, penn state assistant coach mike mcqueary. he told the grand jury he saw sandusky raping a 10-year-old boy in the showers in 2002. nbc news has since confirmed a mcqueary family friend
incite in a few moments. >>> penn state fallout. jerry sandusky's latest defense prompts accusers to speak out, expressing outrage over sandusky's comments. we'll have the latest on that. >> a new mystery surrounding the mona lisa. one man claims her smiled contains hidden messages, including the image of an ape and lion. do you see it? >> no, i don't. and i'm not going to lie to you, i never have. >> we'll see what that message may be. >> da vinci may have one of those that you change look at i change it. >>> charlie sheen's ex-wife, brooke mueller, led away in handcuffs. >>> herman cain suspends his presidential bid. >> reporter: this weekend was supposed to mark a new beginning for herman cain, the grand opening of his georgia headquarters, instead, cain pulled out of the race with much of the same style. music burglalared, barbecue sue pokemon was quoted. many expressed gratitude. >> he was always good humored and optimistic. we'll miss him on the campaign trail. >> reporter: saturday afternoon when cain and his wife gloria stepped off the bus in atlanta, even cain's strongest
it tough again. >>t is now 4:38. ahead on "news 4 today," taking aim at jerry sandusky. the accusations the former assistant coach's attorney is making ahead of his first day in court. >> getting your holiday gifts there on time. one shipping company gearing up for the busiest day of the year. [ female announcer ] at verizonfios.com, you can choose your channel package. ♪ you can choose your own internet speeds. ♪ you can even choose to chat with a live person. ♪ now you can choose to save $35 a month for fios tv, internet and phone for just $79.99 a month, plus get a $300 verizon visa prepaid card with a 2 year agreement. but hurry, offer ends soon only at verizonfios.com. contact the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >>> good morning. time for weather and traffic early on this monday morning. i'm meteorologist tom kierein in stormcenter 4. a stone cold start on this monday morning under a partly cloudy to clear sky. we're down in the teens throughout much of northern virginia and maryland. closer to washington, montgomery, arlington, fairfax c
contact with young boys, an interview with jerry sandusky. >> reporter: jerry sandusky again denied charges that he sexually molested children. but has he also given prosecutors frash ammunition that he can use against him? >> these allegations are false. i didn't do those things. i don't know what to say. >> reporter: the former penn state defensive coordinator spoke for nearly four hours to the "new york times," his most detailed conversation yet of the conduct that had led prosecutors to file 40 criminal charges against him for allegedly abusing eight children over 13 years. sandusky provided his version of the crucial moment when penn state's then athletic director, tim curley, confronted him about a 2002 allegation involving a 10-year-old boy in the shower in the school's locker room. >> he was coming to me with a concern because -- and i guess in his words, somebody had talked to him about an inappropriate behavior in the shower. i told him that it didn't happen, and there wasn't -- in my mind there wasn't inappropriate behavior. >> reporter: sandusky said that coach joe pater
. he also plans to endorse another republican candidate in the near future. >>> jerry sandusky is answering questions again. tonight he's telling his side of the penn state sex abuse scandal and he's trying to clarify his previous answer about whether or not he's sexually attracted to young boys. >> these allegations are false. >> reporter: this weekend, jerry sandusky is speaking out. >> i didn't do those things. >> reporter: the embattled former penn state assistant coach facing 40 charges of child sexual abuse sat down with a new york times reporter. >> he's clearly trying to get his story out there. >> reporter: a part of that story, sandusky's explanation of what penn state officials knew about the allegations and what they did. tim curley, now facing perjury charges in the case, approached him with concerns but never went any further. >> he didn't take my keys, i still had my keys. >> okay. >> i still went in there and worked out. >> reporter: and sandusky said joe paterno never discussed the issue. >> i don't know that he didn't know. i know that he never said anything t
is holding his prisoner? >>> shocked and dismayed job jerry sandusky's wife opens up for the first time since her husband is charged with month lefting young boys and she takes on the victims, saying their claims are made up. >>> and encouraging signs of a young model after she walks into a plane's propeller. you might be surprised by what she said when she saw her favorite for the first time since the accident. today is friday, december 9th, since the accident. today is friday, december 9th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome today on this fri morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm david gregory. this hostage video was just 54 seconds long and along with some photographs, it was sent to the family of robert levinson about a year ago now. >> but it was not released until this morning because authorities feared if made public it would hurt their efforts to bring levinson home. >>> sad news for the dugger family. after announcing they were expecting their 20th child, michelle dugger has now suffered a miscarriage. we'll talk about the decision do have another child,
's facing 5 to 20 years in jail. >>> for the first time since former penn state coach jerry sandusky was arrested on sex abuse charges, his wife is speaking out. dottie sandusky released a statement saying, "we don't know why these young men have made these false accusations. we want everyone to know they are untrue. i continue to believe in jerry's innocence and all the good things he has done." one of the accusers told the grand jury that sandusky assaulted him in the basement of sandusky's home. the victim said he, quote, screamed for help, knowing that sandusky's wife was upstairs, but she never came down to help. sandusky's wife flatly denies any child was ever kept in the base many. sandusky posted bond yesterday after he was arrested on these new sexual abuse charges. sandusky is due in court on tuesday on charges he sexually abused eight other boys. >>> new surveillance video has surfaced of dominique strauss kahn just minutes after he sexually assaulted a hotel employee. the video was aired on french tv. it showed strauss kahn leaving the hotel, paying his bill, and hopping
testified when he went to his locker to put in new tennis shoes he could see a reflection of jerry sandusky and the boy in the mirror in the shower. to make sure he saw what he thought he saw he looked over his shoulder into the shower and i believe that jerry was having intercourse with him. there was no screaming, protests or yelling. later he said i can't say 100% sure that is what was occurring. he turned back to his locker and slammed it shut and looked back and said that they stood five feet apart from each other and looked at him and he looked directly at them. he said that sandusky's face looked blank. mcqueary said when he met with the president and athletic director nine or ten days later he told them it was sexual intercourse over the line and there is no question in my mind that i conveyed to the them. i saw jerry with a boy in the shower and there was weird sexual acts going on in the shower. he testified the whole meeting lasted ten or 12 meetings. attorneys say they told the grand jury the truth as they knew it that mcqueary never gave them this description. >>> a judge ruled
state abuse scandal. a day after former coach, jerry sandusky was arrested for a second time. >>> the rains moved out of the area, and tom kierein let's us know what we can expect now and through the weekend. >> i will tell you, texas politics is a contact sport. >> and coming to the kennedy center, and toug yeah, i'm married. does it matter? you'd do that for me? really? yeah, i'd like that. who are you talking to? uh, it's jake from state farm. sounds like a really good deal. jake from state farm at three in the morning. who is this? it's jake from state farm. what are you wearing, jake from state farm? [ jake ] uh... khakis. she sounds hideous. well she's a guy, so... [ male announcer ] another reason more people stay with state farm. get to a better state. ♪ >>> right now, drivers in prince georges county are dealing with the aftermath of more than three inches of rain overnight. drivers in marlboro had to drive carefully because of the flooding. >>> and the police are investigating the sexual assault in the laundry room of the complex. a woman was followed into the lau
. for the first time, mike mcqueary spoke publicly about allegations he witnessed jerry sandusky having sex with a boy in a locker in 2002 in graphic detail and under oath. he said he heard noises coming from the shower and then saw sandusky behind a boy with his hands behind his waist. he wasn't 100% certain, he believed sandusky was molesting the boy. his testimony is key. prosecutors say tim curley and jerry schultz lied about what mcqueary told them. >> most 6 or 7-year-olds know what it is to tell the truth or lie. >> the only question is what he described to curley and schultz. did he describe a sexual act? >> reporter: they maintain they were not told about the sexual details. >> had he heard from mike mcqueary that this boy in the shower was being, in any way, sexually assaulted or serious sexual conduct, he would have remembered that. >> mcqueary is facing criticism he didn't do enough to stop it. he was shocked and distraught and turned to his father for advice. he did not go to police. instead, he met with joe paterno and testified he conveyed to him what he saw. in a written sta
abuse scandal has filed the first civil lawsuit against former football coach jerry sandusky, his charity and the university. in the suit the 29-year-old claims sandusky sexually abused him more than 100 times over the course of four years. and threatened to harm his family if he told anyone. he says he chose to come forward now because of the bravery of other victims and the pain he feels about those who may have been abused after him. sandusky has admitted to showering with boys but denying he is a pedophile. >>> now, here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. california federal agents have derailed what's being called the most sophisticated underground drug trafficking tunnel ever discovered. equipped with electricity and ventilation it stretched six football fields from san diego to tijuana, mexico. the major bust netted 32 tons of marijuana. one of the largest seizures in u.s. history. >>> a thanksgiving fishing trip off the coast of north carolina looks more like a scene from the movie "jaws." a group of friend had a close encounter with one grea
move, it was last minute, jerry sandusky, former penn state assistant coach charged with molesting ten boys, waived his right to a preliminary hearing. prosecutors were prepared to call 11 witnesses. many alleged victims. >>> in the belgian city, a gunman sprayed bullets at christmas shoppers and hurled a grenade at a bus stop, killing four people before taking his own life. more than 120 were wounded. >>> donald trumpb has canceled plans to moderate a republican presidential debate in iowa, one in which only two can candidates agreed to pay part. trump says he wants to maintain the option of of running for president himself. >>> and a new analysis of census data finds a record low number of adult americans are currently married. just 51%, down from 57% in 2000. the median age when people first marry is now at an all-time high, 26 for women and 28 for men. >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 11,954 after falling 66 points yesterday. the s&p dipped 10 points. the nasdaq lost 32. taking a look at oversaes trading this morning n toky
in the jerry sandusky allegations. he told reporters that this isn't a criminal investigation and says the school board has given him free reign to look into the school's involvement. >>> 28 military veterans tried to sue for allowing a culture of behavior exist in the military. the judge called the allegations troubling, but said the judiciary cannot intervene in military discipline. >>> police in vienna, virginia, need your help finding this man wanted for credit card fraud. police believe he used a woman's credit card at several locations in vienna and alexandria last month. investigators are hoping these pictures will help bring him to justice. >> crash. 115 vehicles have made the list of top safety picks by the insurance institute for highway safety. just 70 cars, trucks and suvs earned that award last year. every automaker has hat least one vehicle on the safety top list. >> that tells the consumer these going to be seriously protected in impacts and rollover crashes. >> kerns about rollover crashes are why the insurance institute paid close attention this year to proof strength.
assistant football coach jerry sandusky is free on bond tonight. this comes after he was arrested again yesterday on new child sex abuse charges. sandusky is on home confinement and must wear an electronic monitoring device. he's scheduled to appear in court on the first set of charges next tuesday. some the victims are expected to testify at that hearing. meanwhile sandusky's wife is speaking out publicly for the first time since the scandal broke. she issued a statement saying, quote, i am so sad anyone would make such a terrible accusation which is absolutely untrue. we don't know why these young men have made these false accusations but we want everyone to know they are untrue. >> coming up on the broadcast tonight, a search for two passengers who took a cab driver on a wild and unexpected ride. >> a massive fire at a maryland airport leaves more than a dozen pilots without their wings. >> and home coming for two marines back home from afghanistan. >> it's a chilly night out there tonight. it going to get a lot colder as [ female announcer ] more people are using wireless devices...
was sexual by abused by former assistant coach jerry sandusky more than 100 times. penn state is trying to head off other possible trouble. it bought website names under the triple x domain. the move is an attempt to block the adult entertainment industry from using penn state's name. >>> coming up a story about horse slaughter houses returning to the u.s. why animal rights groups are upset about that. >>> also ahead a look at a tunnel under the border in which agents found $65 million worth of dope. >>> a great white shark spotted off the coast of north carolina. wait until you hear the story of the guy who took this video. >>> what's ahead is the coldest night we have seen in a couple of weeks out there. already 41 degrees. but the wind chill is something to talk about. t[ male announcer ] are you paying more and more for cable and enjoying it less and less? upgrade to verizon fios and get tv, internet and phone for our best price online -- just $79.99 a month for two years with a 2 year agreement. this holiday deal is only for a limited time. so don't wait. get fios at this great pri
jerry sandusky's alleged victims are expected to testify at a preliminary hearing next week. the former assistant coach denies charges that he sexually abused eight children. >>> the decision to allow the displays to stay comes after a display of a skeleton in a santa claus suit was displayed yesterday. the board wants to preserve all displays. >>> the capital christmas tree is all lit up. the house speaker flipped on the lights with help from a second grader from california. then after 1:15 the tree went dark for 12 minutes before the lights came back on. aides suspect a bad circuit breaker. the 65 foot tree is on the west lawn of the capitol building. it has 3,000 ornaments and 10,000 l.e.d. lights. >>> coming up tonight, police are trying to find out when is passing out antisemetic fliers in neighborhoods in d.c. and north virginia. >>> "a 30 rock" actor kicked off a plane. >>> and how >>> some business owners in the district are concerned about whether things might get out of hand tomorrow during national day of action. it's part of the occupy movement and comes after 31 occupy d.c.
jerry sandusky won't have to return to court until march. no plea deal has been reached tonight but the defense says that prosecutors promise not to raise bail and to quickly share any discovery information. the alleged victims will now have more time to prepare their testimony for trial. but some were frustrated with the late decision. sandusky himself spoke outside the court about today's developments. >> to put together the best possible defense that we can do. to stay the course to fight for four quarters. we'll have the opportunity to present our side. >> sandusky is charged with 52 counts of sexual abuse with 10 boys over a 12 year span. >>> two former ball boys have filed defamation lawsuits against jim bayheim. they assert that bernie fine molested them when they were younger. they hope their lawsuit will encourage others to come forward. no criminal charges have been filed because the statute of limitations has expired. >>> donald trump is still considering a run for the white house himself. trump announced today he might become an independent candidate in june. he cann
penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky was released on $250,000 bail thursday after spending a night in jail on new sexual abuse charges. in a statement sandusky's wife defended her husband saying the accusers are making up their story. >>> a new government study says texting while driving continues to grow at an alarming rate. about half of american drives between 21 and 24 say they've typed messages or e-mailed while driving with many believing it's dangerous but only when others do it. >>> nasa's inspector general says the space agency has lost or misplaced more than 500 pieces of lunar rocks and other space samples since 1970. the report says nasa needs to keep better track of what it loans to researchers and museums. >>> a culinary crisis is spreading in norway after the popularity of a fat, rich diet fad has eaten up the country's stockpiles of butter. we're serious. bad weather and poor harvest are also being blamed. butter is sold on norway's top auction website for roughly four times the normal asking price. just bizarre. >>> and severe winds slam scotland t
make and how you can avoid them. >>> let's turn to the story jerry sandusky did with the "new york times." michael isakoff joins us from state college, pennsylvania, with more. >> reporter: good morning, lester. in the interview, sandusky describes himself as a misunderstood father figure who gave gifts and money to children but never sexually abused them. he also described a crucial moment in 2002 when penn state's then at lethic director tim curley confronts him about an allegation that he was engaged in sexually improper behavior with a young boy in the penn state locker room. let's listen to what he has to say. >> in my mind, it wasn't inappropriate behavior. and i said, if you -- if you want, you could speak to the -- the young person that was involved. >> and then, what, did he take your keys or -- >> no. he didn't take my keys. i still had my keys. i still went in there and worked out. >> reporter: in another revealing moment, sandusky tries to explain his seemingly hesitant response when nbc boss costas last month asked him if he was sexually attracted to young boys. here i
queary says what witnessed jerry sandusky doing in a shower was over the line and inappropriate. he testified for two penn state administrators accused of lying to a grand jury. a few minutes ago, a judge ruled the case can go to trial. we have more from pennsylvania. >> reporter: for the first time, mike mcqueary spoke publicly about allegations of jerry sandusky having sex with a boy in 2002 in graphic detail and under oath. mcqueary, then a graduate assistant heard noises from the shower, then saw sandusky standing behind the boy with his hands around his waist. while he wasn't 100% certain, he believed sandusky was molesting the boy. his testimony is key. curley and schultz lied about what mcqueary told them. mcqueary's testimony was damaging. >> did he describe something that was necessarily a sexual act? >> curley and schultz's lawyers claim they were not told about the sexual details. it may be contradicted by another witness and family friend who says on the night it occurred, mcqueary says he only heard noises. he faces criticism. he was shocked and distraught and turned to his fathe
a short time later. police have not reveal add motive in the killing. >>> jerry sandusky will face some of the young men who accused him of sexual abuse. he will do it tomorrow in court. he's facing 50 charges of sexual abuse. several victims are scheduled to testify. the alleged victims may be working together and they might file a high dollar civil lawsuit. >>> police in prince william county say they have taken down a major oxycontin business. >> among those arrested is a doctor who is accused of putting the pain kills on the streets every week. >> reporter: a 73-year-old doctor escorted out of his office in triangle, virginia in handcuffs wearing a white lab coat as patients watched. he was selling prescriptions for painkillers out of his office to the tune of 8,000 pills every week. >> it wouldn't surprise me none. >> reporter: why not? >> a popular thing now. a lot of crooked people out here doing it. >> reporter: police say he wrote countless numbers of prescriptions to dozens of patients, many of them addicts. he was selling heavily addicttive drugs. >> all under the table. hush
after he saw jerry sandusky in the shower abusing a boy and he said that was like alerting the authorities. >>> and then the first span of the new and improved 11th street bridge is set to open this weekend. megan mcgrath is live on the bridge and can tell us if drivers are excited about having this. >> reporter: they are definitely excited. they are hopeful this will make the whole traffic mess a whole lot better. it has been a mess for a couple years now. this is the old span. you can see traffic traveling into the city and downtown area from 295. this bridge is going to go away over the weekend. we are standing on the brand-new span which is set to open on sunday. it's pretty much done. they have the signs up and they are hoping that once the span opens, things will start to improve. now the whole project is not done, but we should see things get better. >> i cannot wait. >> reporter: she drives the freeway every day and construction on the 11th street bridge has been a real plan and is hopeful the span will make things better. >> i live in hillcrest and have my whole li
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in a minute. >> thanks, doug. >>> former penn state football coach jerry sandusky will face young men who accuse him in court form. several of the victims are scheduled to testify. his lawyer is suggesting the victims may be working together and they may file a high civil lawsuit. now a statement made by penn state coordinator mike mcqueary is being called into attention. he said he saw him molest a young boy. now a friend says he told them he only heard sound that is led to that conclusion. >>> the holiday rush is on. fedex is in full swing for the busiest shipping day of the year. news 4s tracee wilkins has the story. >> reporter: if you are not a procrastinator and have your package in the mail, it could be at the fedex hub in northeast washington. take a look at these workers and you can tell why they call this the businessest shipping day of the year. the rush is on to get packages shipped in time for the holidays. gift givers aren't the only ones feeling the pressure. >> it's intense. we have a higher volume of packages. but, we make sure we balance things out. if possible, we inser
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